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Elevated body temperature is linked to fatigue in an Italian sample of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis patients.

Dr. Leavitt and team publish in the Journal of Neurology the first-ever findings showing elevated body temperature and its link to fatigue in people living with MS, a very prominent but poorly understood symptom. J Neurol. Jul 30, 2015. Authors: Leavitt VM, De Meo E, Riccitelli G, Rocca MA, Comi G, Filippi M, Sumowski JF.

Anti-inflammatory Intervention in Depression.

For JAMA Psychiatry, Dr. Leavitt and team write an editorial raising the possibility that aspirin’s antipyretic mechanism may be responsible for its beneficial impact for reducing depression, based on a hypothesis developed for MS. JAMA Psychiatry. May 2015. Authors: Leavitt VM, Sumowski JF.

Default network connectivity is linked to memory status in multiple sclerosis.

In the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS), Dr. Leavitt and team discuss utilizing MRI scans to understand large-scale neuronal network disruptions that lead to memory impairment, a primary focus of the research Dr. Leavitt conducts in her lab at Columbia. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. Oct 20, 2014. Authors: Leavitt VM, Paxton J, Sumowski JF.

Aerobic exercise increases hippocampal volume and improves memory in multiple sclerosis: preliminary findings.

For Neurocase, Dr. Leavitt and team share a clinical trial which shows evidence that engaging in 12-weeks of aerobic exercise resulted in improved memory and increased hippocampal volume for people living with MS.

Neurocase. Oct 4, 2013. Authors: Leavitt VM, Cirnigliaro C, Cohen A, Farag A, Brooks M, Wecht JM, Wylie GR, Chiaravalloti ND, DeLuca J, Sumowski JF.